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Jun 17, 2015

"Missouri is one of only three states to receive an 'A' grade in the recent Digital States Survey. While we’re justifiably proud of this result, we aren’t resting on our laurels. Instead, we’re using our progress as a springboard to even greater heights. We intend to take full advantage of the Digital Government Summit as an ideal opportunity to share ideas, strategies and solutions. I invite you to attend and be part of these important discussions."


– Tim Robyn, Chief Information Officer, State of Missouri


Sherry_Amos_headshotSherry Amos

Managing Director, Industry Strategy – Education and Government, Workday

Sherry Amos brings over 20 years experience to her role leading industry strategy for the Education and Government industries for Workday.  She is responsible for working with customers, partners, and industry trend influencers to bring high-value, next-generation, cloud solutions to market.  Prior to joining Workday, she led industry strategy teams for SAP for all Regulated Industries, including state and local government, education, federal government, utilities and healthcare.   Sherry has also previously held executive positions with Oracle and Peoplesoft in strategy, product management, and marketing roles.


Jeff_Elliott_headshotJeff Elliott

Senior Manager, Enterprise Data Warehouse and Reporting, University of Missouri

Jeff currently serves as the Sr. Manager of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Reporting for the Division of Information Technology at the University of Missouri System.  He has over 16 years of experience designing, developing, and operating data warehouse and business intelligence environments including the past 8 years with the University with a PeopleSoft Higher Education environment and custom enterprise data warehouse.
Prior to working for the University, he spent 17 years with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in various Program and IT roles.  He was the lead architect for the development of the Missouri Health Surveillance Information System and has over 7 years of experience designing and developing standards and standards-based messaging (EDI, XML, HL7) for the Public Health Information Network (PHIN) and National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).


John_Gillispie_headshotJohn Gillispie

Associate Vice President, Enterprise Application Services, University of Missouri System

John Gillispie leads the Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet), one of the nation’s first and largest research and education networks, serving nearly 800 Missouri organizations, including school districts, public libraries, higher-education institutions and government agencies.

In addition to his role at MOREnet, John is leading the Enterprise Applications Services (EAS) group in the Division of IT as Associate Vice President.  EAS maintains the applications that serve the entire UM enterprise such as Human Resource, Payroll, Finance, etc.

Prior to joining MOREnet, Gillispie served as executive director of the Iowa Communications Network. Concurrently, Gillispie held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for the Information Technology Enterprise for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services and Chief Information Officer for Iowa, overseeing daily operations of information technology and shared services throughout state government.


Jim_Meskimen_HeadshotJim Meskimen

Master Impressionist and Communication Coach

A professional actor for over thirty years, Jim Ross Meskimen appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, There Will Be Blood, and many others. Some of Meskimen’s TV credits include recurring roles on Parks & Recreation, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. In 2011, the Australian Today Show dubbed Meskimen, “The World’s Greatest Impressionist.” His viral Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has over a million views and subsequent viral videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent. He can be seen currently in Impress Me, an original half-hour comedy that originated as a successful web series. Meskimen lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife, Tamara. Their daughter Taylor is also a performer. His mother is beloved actress Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C in the long-running ABC comedy Happy Days.


Tim_Robyn_headshotTim Robyn

Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services Division, State of Missouri

Tim Robyn has been employed by the State of Missouri since 2005.  In 2013 he was named Chief Information Officer after serving as Acting CIO for a year.  From 2009-2011he was responsible for leading the State’s effort to develop citizen-centric websites.
Tim attended Stanford University on a golf scholarship and graduated with degrees in Economics and Engineering. 
Tim is married to his wife Angie, and has 4 children.


Brenda_Selman_headshotBrenda Selman

University Registrar, University of Missouri

Brenda Selman serves as the University Registrar at the University of Missouri where she oversees all the records, registration, degree audit coordination, catalos, transcripts and degrees awarded.  In addition she reports to the University of Missouri System Academic Affairs Office, where she works to coordinate policies, processes and systems related to student records and services for all four-UM campuses.  Prior to coming to MU in 2000 she worked in admissions and the registrar’s office at the University of Kansas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a Master’s degree in Journalism from KU.